Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Uncertain Safety.

It's been awhile so I thought I should update. I also just have the urge to write.
I recently just finished Crazy Love by Francis Chan, which is totally heart changing. That's the only way I can describe it. As I was reading it I had to pause and think on what he was saying and meaning, then I would apply it to my every day thought process. Eventually I just had to finish it so I sped-read through the last half and was in complete awe.
One of the points that he makes is that following Christ can mean different things to different people. Some people feel called to sell everything and move to a third world country, ministering and aiding the poor and suffering, while others should stay right where they are and be the example of a true Christian to the unbelievers surrounding them. And no matter what it is, we shouldn't fear anything because no matter what, God is going to bless us in the end. He promised to never leave us or forsake us, so why would we be afraid?
While I may be young, I am also very passionate for what I know to be true. And Truth is something that should be known to everyone. I am in the stage of my life where I should be preparing for what I want to be doing with my life, and making decisions and back-up plans all of this just to be safe. When people say this it takes almost everything in me not to laugh in their face. I don't want to be safe, I want to be doing what I am called to do. I want to be someone who is living out their full potential in ways beyond academics, and money. Using my life to minister to those who don't know Truth, and to help those who don't have access to things we take for granted. I don't think many people know this about me, but it's been weighing on my heart for awhile now.
Now, don't get me wrong. I still have no idea where my life is headed to after high school. I know what I am wanting to do and what I am willing to do. There are many sacrifices that I am willing to make when/if the time comes for me to make them. I was talking to my sister about it and I told her how I knew the danger my life would be in. But then I realized the kind of danger these people faced every day without the hope of The Lord, and without guidance from the Holy Spirit that many church-goers take for granted and even ignore. That is the kind of stuff that I think about while I should be paying attention during algebra II.
I realize that my dreams might be a little ambitious and could seem out of the realm of possibility but I could make it happen one day. Who knows, I might even change a life.
Thanks for reading.


  1. Kelley Rowe, reading this I was just struck by how wise beyond your age I feel you are. The Lord has moved in such huge ways in you and it's incredible to watch it all unfold.

    I loved the part about making decisions and plans to be "safe." We all should laugh at that, really. Talk to any recent college grad and see how well our "safe" back up plans have worked out. I'll tell you now...THEY HAVEN'T. haha. Not in this economy anyway!

    So I love that you are open to whatever in a life of adventure and possible danger in pursuit of the Lord...and in pursuit of spreading Truth. That's the real "safe" plan...because when we follow our safe worldly plans, I truly feel we end up in danger of losing ourselves.

    Your dreams are NOT out of the realm of possibility. And you WILL change lives, I am entirely confident of that.

    I love you boo.

  2. Kelley, I am so excited to watch where God takes you in life because I know it will be AMAZING. Because you are AMAZING. Seriously, girl. I have no doubt that the Lord will use you to affect some serious change.

    And yes, you're young but that doesn't make anything you do any less significant. It just means you're a step ahead of the game, because you are realizing things some people take their whole life to figure out.

    I am so excited for you. I pray for you. I love you.

    And I like your personality.